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Tarragona Cathedral and Cloister visit

Roman Cathedral or Moorish temple, cloister and Diocesan Museum, Building dates back to 1154. Open for visits depending on local religious festivals.

Updated: Oct 10, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Tarragona Cathedral and Cloister visit

Building work began on the cathedral in 1171, when Hug de Cervello, archbishop of Tarragona, bequeathed a sum of money in his will for its construction.

It was built on the site of the barracks and part of the sacred area of worship from the time of the Roman Empire during the first century A.D. Thought by some archaeologists to feature a large square and a temple to the Emperor Augustus. From the year 475, this was the probable site of the original Visigoth cathedral, of which nothing now remains as it was demolished during the Muslim invasions of 711.

The cathedral was consecrated in 1331, when the Infante John of Aragon was Archbishop of Tarragona and Patriarch of Alexandria. Its grandiosity and solidity have earned it the reputation of the finest cathedral in Catalonia.

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Visiting Tarragona Cathedral and Cloister visit

Check availability for visits on the website as the cathedral may be closed to tourist for local religious holidays.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Cathedral De Tarragona

Access to the Tarragona catedral is via a flight of stairs from plaza de seu or at the same level from Carrer de les Coques. The exit is in Carrer de la Mare de Deu del Claustre at street level. The visit is all on one level. the museum is children friendly with access for push chairs. For access with reduced mobility you can confirm access calling +34 977 226 935 or write to

There are no bicycle anchorage points near to the museum.

Large rucksacks and bags will not be permitted inside the museum, nore is there space in reception tp leave them. I was allowed inside with my small 10L museum rucksack.

Dont forget take headphones for the audio guide.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 16.10 € 5.00 Child € 16.10 € 3.00 For 7-16 Years, Under 7 FREEGroup/Family Ticket? 20+ People - See Website.Notes Consult website for opening hours.

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Getting to Tarragona Cathedral and Cloister visit

Address: Pla de la Seu S/N, Tarragona. 43003

From Barcelona there are frequent REGIONAL trains with a journey time of about 1 hour 10 minutes, departing from Barcelona-Estacio de franca, Barcelona-passeig de Gracia and Barcelona-Sants.

Public Transport Guide

Documents for Tarragona Cathedral and Cloister visit

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Tarragona Train Map

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks


Regional Rail Map



Tarragona City Map


Wikiloc Trail for Tarragona Cathedral and Cloister visit

TAR01 - Roman Tarragona

A city walk in Tarragona that covers the main Roman Museums that are part of the MHT (Museo Historico de Tarragona).

Distance: 8.27 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: 21.00 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Regional

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